petulance

[ pech-uh-luh ns ]SEE DEFINITION OF petulance

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PETULANCE

"But I can't see——" Aggie began to argue with the petulance of a spoiled child.

Hagar forgot her petulance, and became curious as any white woman.

"I wish I could be as cool-headed as Thomas," she said, with a tinge of petulance.

She must have been really kind, for she never resented any petulance or carelessness.

The gloom and petulance that had collected upon his countenance were dissipated in a moment.

Eric forgave the petulance because he could see that she was tired.

"Oh, he's just playin' muffin-man, as usual," said Charlotte with petulance.

Not for that will I adopt their petulance or folly, even to the extent of being ashamed of it.

"I know," her ladyship interrupted on that ever-ready note of petulance of hers.

All the petulance was gone from her expression—the restlessness from her manner.

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